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Johannesburg to Chicago flight information

Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R12 314
Distance 13 994 km
Airlines Turkish Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian Air, Etihad Airways, KLM

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
January
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
R10 817
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R10 472
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R10 472 or less.
The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Chicago was found, on average, 29 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Johannesburg to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 25h 35m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Turkish Airlines (R12 314), Delta (R12 717) and Ethiopian Air (R14 346).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?
For Johannesburg to Chicago, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Johannesburg, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Chicago?
When flying out of Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo, often referred to as Johannesburg Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.
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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago (return)

Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R12 314
only
R12 314
Destination
Chicago
R12 314
only
R12 314
R18 082
only
R18 082
Mon, Feb 3
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30h 40m
Sun, Feb 9
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 55m
R12 314
Trip: 7 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 414 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
SAW
AYT
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Short flight

Cons: Being on time

IST
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The food

Cons: Boarding process. Waiting gate was small for the plane we were using

ALA
IST
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Excellent service for affordable price

Cons: Flight was delayed

VCE
IST
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Crew was professional, food was good.

Cons: The screen to manage in-flight entertainment was not very responsive and live tv was cutting out constantly

SAW
MUC
Excellent 10,0

Pros: No issues

Cons: Everything is good

Fri, Nov 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25h 35m
Sat, Nov 16
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 15m
R12 717
Trip: 9 days
7,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 26 883 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,5
ATL
MEM
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The head flight attendant was very nice and fun!! She made a delayed flight so much better. Plus, or pilot was great!

SEA
DEN
Okay 5,0

Cons: My flight was delayed almost 3 hours. Not good. Once in the air it was fine.

GNV
ATL
Good 6,8

Pros: Good to have on board internet

Cons: Quicker boarding of passengers.

JFK
SAT
Good 6,0

Pros: The crew were awesome and friendly, both in the air and on the ground.

Cons: Delta communicated no reasoning for delaying our flight three hours. They also did not update estimated departure times even when it was clear we would be delayed multiple times because the plane was not at the gate, the crew were not in place, and the pilot safety checks had not occurred.

SEA
NRT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Flight was comfortable and smooth all the way

Cons: Tastier food options

Sun, Dec 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
39h 55m
Mon, Jan 6
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
34h 25m
R14 346
Trip: 23 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 188 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
NBO
ADD
Good 6,4

Cons: The chicken was undercooked.

SIN
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew was very nice and all flight details were available and constantly updated.

Cons: Ethiopians App for self check-in.

NBO
ADD
Okay 5,3

Pros: everything was pretty adequate

Cons: they skipped me when they passed out food and never came back.

CAI
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Stop using old planes with no personal entertainment systems on the back of the seats.

ADD
BJM
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: nothing really

Cons: entertainment system only played audio out of one ear, small selection of movies, flight departed late and gate changed

Wed, Jan 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
56h 55m
Thu, Feb 13
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
44h 40m
R15 467
Trip: 37 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 471 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
YYZ
AUH
Okay 4,0

Cons: Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them

AUH
HKG
Excellent 8,6

Pros: yes to both.

Cons: Wine list was poor. Enough of a premium is built into the business class fare to get some decent wines onto the list. Coffee is not so good either.

AUH
CDG
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: They should learn from Emirates or Qatar Airways on how an airline service should be.... never again, sorry Etihad...

AUH
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew were very pleasant

MNL
AUH
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Overall satisfied..

Thu, Dec 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MDW
Chicago Midway
27h 35m
Sat, Dec 28
MDW
Chicago Midway
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 15m
R18 082
Trip: 10 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
EBB
AMS
Excellent 8,3

Pros: KLM STAFF WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL

Cons: SOME CREW MEMBERS WERE ABIT RUDE. THEY NEED TO WORK ON THEIR ATTITUDE

LIS
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: The crew tried to be helpful but were equally frustrated with the ground crew.

Cons: Follow your own policies. Allow people to board (economy plus) with their hand luggage who have followed all the rules and chosen a seat in the front of the plane. My daughter and my KLM approved baggage were taken by the boarding crew while allowing other passengers to go with more than allowed

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

AMS
PRG
Excellent 8,4

Pros: Usual faultless KLM experience

Cons: Nothing.

MAD
AMS
Good 6,8

Pros: Staff were professional and polite.

Cons: Despite zone boarding, boarding and disembarkation were very slow. Passengers like me with flight connections were very anxious regarding missing these.

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